Myopia: A Historical Perspective

Eugene Yu Chuan Kang, Nan Kai Wang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A history of the study of myopia is integral to understanding the importance of the study of this disease. In this chapter, we explore the great minds that enabled us to have the rich understanding of pathologic myopia that we have today.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPathologic Myopia, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030743345
ISBN (Print)9783030743338
StatePublished - 01 01 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Historical figures
  • Historical landmarks
  • History
  • Myopia classification
  • Pathologic myopia


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